Course Modalities


Gateway Community College is working hard to ensure you have a successful fall semester. A great number of our courses are being converted to a virtual format. We are offering fully online, LRON, and hybrid courses. A handful of courses will remain on ground. Those courses have an Instructional Method of TRAD.  We will post more information on how TRAD courses will be held closer to the start of the semester.

Courses that are entirely or partly online may take place two ways:

  1. Synchronous - Students and the professor all log in at the same times and days, as you would if you were attending in person. Lessons and classwork are in real time.
  2. A-synchronous - Log in according to your schedule to review the lessons and assignments. 

 

   

 

 

TRAD = On Ground Course

(Web enhanced)

 

 

 

Definition:

These traditional courses will be delivered on campus at a specific time, place, and location

Technology:

Depends on the instructor assignments and instruction. Blackboard is used to present the material and support the on-ground learning.

Fall 2020

Due to social distancing requirements delivery of this instructional method may be limited.  Class size will also be limited based on social distancing requirements.  May have to be moved online or LRON should another quarantine be required.

 

 

ONLINE = Fully Online Course

 

Definition:

Course instruction is fully online via Blackboard and/or designated website(s).Coursework and assessments are delivered asynchronously through Blackboard. These courses use various online tools that include (but are not limited to) discussion boards, assignments, testing, web links, videos, group work, journals, etc. Students must meet all due dates and deadlines set by the course syllabus.

Technology:

Students need a reliable computer with internet connection.

Fall 2020

Due to social distancing, this type of delivery may be preferred. 

For additional information of what you can expect from an online course, please see the following YouTube video Dr. Doninger developed for her PSY 111 students. https://youtu.be/yaRtA9Mt50s

 

 

OLCR = Online with Classroom Component

 

Definition:

Course instruction via Blackboard. May require an on-ground orientation and/or proctored assessments. Coursework is delivered asynchronously through Blackboard. These courses use various online tools that include (but are not limited to) discussion boards, assignments, testing, web links, videos, group work, journals, etc. Students must meet all due dates and deadlines set by the course syllabus.Students are required to attend an on-ground or virtual orientation and proctored exams.

Technology:

Students need a reliable computer with internet connection.

Fall 2020

Due to social distancing, this type of delivery may be preferred. 

 

 

LRON = Live/Remote Online Course

 

Definition:

Live classes are held at specified times using Teams or WebEx. Virtual class sessions are held at a specific day and time, using the Teams and/or WebEx. Coursework is delivered synchronously through Blackboard. These courses use various online tools that include (but are not limited to) discussion boards, assignments, testing, web links, videos, group work, journals, etc. Students must meet all due dates and deadlines set by the course syllabus.

Technology:

Students need a reliable computer with internet connection.

Fall 2020

Due to social distancing, this type of delivery may be preferred. Students will be required to attend virtually from an internet-enabled device.  Live instruction may be facilitated through Blackboard, WebEx, and/or Microsoft Teams. This method of instruction will not require nor allow for on-campus attendance. Will meet virtually at the time specified on your course schedule.

 

 

HYBR = Hybrid Scheduling

 

Definition:

This type of course delivery includes onsite and online instruction with a focus on scheduling limited number of class sessions on campus. The courses will be half-time on campus in a specific location and time. Blackboard is used to present coursework, submissions, and assessments

Technology:

Students need a reliable computer with internet connection. 

Fall 2020

This course method would occur for courses that have required hands-on components that cannot be accomplished online (i.e., manufacturing and health career programs, and workforce non-credit training where possible). Students will be required to attend scheduled class periods on campus.


Once you have reviewed the updated instructional method, please feel free to contact us with any question.

If you would like to speak to an Academic Advisor please email GW-StudentSuccess@gatewayct.edu for assistance.

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